The Desk Built Like A 20th Century Vault

Leave it to Restoration Hardware to make an impossibly cool desk that weighs close to 400lbs. The Iron Vault Desk is modeled on the turn-of-the-century jewelry shop and factory office safes with hinged doors, latching handles and cabinets with removable shelves. It's formed, riveted and finished by hand out of sheet steel and given a brushed metal finish before it makes its way to your door. Unlike the safes of the past, this one has industrial metal wheels because moving it any other way would be quite difficult. We weren't sure we'd ever get to the point we had a bucket list desk, but this is definitely it.
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DIY: Wooden Camp / Beach Chair

Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with your own two hands. Each week, we’re going to showcase one cool DIY project tutorial from around the web. You probably already own at least one camp chair. If ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After months spent designing a mind-bending range of patterns, mastering the newest knitting technologies, and pulling impeccably dynamic color palettes, Nice Laundry is proud to announce their epic Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The $99 sock drawer makeover (18 pairs) is still their most popular offering, allowing you to load up on high-quality socks for a fraction of the price you'd pay anywhere else. Plus, they'll recycle your old socks for free. It's a perfect fresh start for fall. Cool Material readers can even get a special edition bonus pair and free US shipping with their first order. ... check it out
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Stainless Steel Open Storage Containers

We generally don't like saying something is the "best of" anything because something will inevitably come out the following week that bests the previous "best of." When that happens, we look like jerks. That said, we're fairly confident that's not going to happen with the new Stacking Shelf Container 50 from Snow Peak. ... continue reading
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Approved: Fire Pits

Summer was made for relaxing outdoors. Few things beat knocking back a few beers with some friends on a cool June night. For warmth and light, you’ll want a fire pit. Here are a few of the ones we’d recommend regardless of how much you’re looking to spend. $1000+ Propane Round Fire Pit If money is ... continue reading
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This Shelf Converts Into a Table

When you live in an apartment that's really a glorified closet, you have to get creative with how you fill the space. One option would be to drop this Convertible Shelf Table into your pad. Yeah, you'd have to remove your books and knickknacks before you sit down for dinner, but the wood and iron piece can pull helpful ... continue reading
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Turn a Washing Machine Drum Into a Fire Pit

As the weather starts to turn, it's time to emerge from your home-based hibernation and experience the outdoors again. Nothing beats cracking a beer outside with just the heat from a fire on a cool night. Of course, buying a fire pit will easily run you $100+ depending on its shape, size, and quality. Instead, may ... continue reading
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